COVID-19 – Infringement Notices – 15 April 2020

Police have issued two infringement notices for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer Directions issued under section 56 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011.

On Wednesday 15 April 2020, a 39-year-old woman and a 46-year-old woman in Tennant Creek breached their 14-day quarantine period by leaving their accommodation. A concerned member of the public notified police and the women were contacted and their quarantine requirements re-iterated.

Later that day, police attended the location after receiving reports the women continued to leave their accommodation.

Both women were issued with an infringement penalty of $1,099 and referred to Environmental Health Officers to conduct a further risk assessment to determine if contact tracing is required.

4,960 compliance checks have now been completed with 26 fines issued.

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